Past judicial decisions concerning the right of a private utility to terminate-service for nonpayment of bills have consistently favored the utility. Yet victims of shutoffs, whether poor or merely outraged and inconvenienced, continue to attack shutoff actions through the regulatory commissions, legislation, and the courts. Their efforts have met with failure in all forums.
Constitutional Law-Utility Shutoffs-A Violation of Due Process Under Color of State Law?,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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